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on-the-table-logoMarquette University, Harley-Davidson and the Neighborhood House join the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s On the Table regionwide forum to offer a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation about what we must do – individually and collectively – to improve the quality of life in our community.

You are invited to share a meal and discuss challenges affecting the health of our neighborhoods and the opportunities to strengthen the well-being of our communities. 

We hope that you will join us for an engaging discussion on how we can all strive towards a healthy, more equitable community.

With a panel of special guest organizational leaders in health, education, community-building, ministry and business from the Near West Side:

  • Dr. Abiola Keller, Assistant Professor, Nursing, Marquette University
  • Dr. Michael Lovell, President, Marquette University
  • Jeff Martinka, Executive Director, Neighborhood House
  • Anthony McHenry, President, Milwaukee Academy of Science
  • Pastor Teresa Thomas-Boyd, Executive Director, Central City Churches
  • Moderated by Keith Stanley, Executive Director, Near West Side Partners

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Location and Time

Tuesday, October 17th
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Marquette University Dental School
1801 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Use main entrance on the south side of the building.
Limited complimentary parking is available in Lot S located at 605 North 18th Street.


This event is sold out; sign up for the waitlist.


For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at or 414.288.7431.


Co-sponsored by Marquette University’s Burke Scholars, Trinity Fellows, Office of Community Engagement, Harley-Davidson and the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee.

About the Forum

For academic year 2017-18, Marquette University will engage in a year-long series of events focusing on health equity. Building on last year’s theme “Freedom Dreams Now,” this year will explore health disparities, the social determinants of health, and opportunities for achieving greater equity locally and globally. Engaging students, faculty, staff, and the communities making up greater Milwaukee, Forum events will focus on several dimensions of health equity:

  • Children’s health/social determinants of health
  • Mental health: enduring stigmas and challenges
  • Global health: developing Marquette networks
  • Incarceration and health
  • Milwaukee: accessing healthcare

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This site will be updated throughout the academic year as we add events to our schedule.